In a follow up to an earlier posting, we are pleased to be able to report a victory for Ukrainian miners. This article was first posted at the Ukrainian Solidarity Campaign website at:- https://ukrainesolidaritycampaign.org/2018/02/21/major-victory-for-the-94-ukrainian-miners-facing-court-for-protesting/
MAJOR VICTORY FOR THE 94 UKRAINIAN MINERS FACING COURT FOR PROTESTING
The Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine has secured a major victory for the 94 miner facing court proceedings. The miners at the uranium mine “Ingulska” were facing court after protesting for months of unpaid wages.
This followed a major campaign in which the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign in which Labour MPs plated a key role in assisting the miners. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responded to the news declaring ‘Well done this shows what solidarity can achieve’.
An early day motion was submitted by Clive Lewis MP in support of the miners and supported by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the miners case was raised during the 20 December parliamentary debate on Ukraine by Khalid Mahmood MP.
After two hearings and challenges by the miners union the case was held in Kropyvnytskyi and dismissed without hearing the employer’ claim against the miners.
The Chairman of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine and the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Mykhaylo Volynets made a comment:
“We do appreciate the solidarity and support that we received from our trade union brothers and sisters and partners during this struggle”. On behalf of members of NPGU, I want to thank you for support and help!
see earlier article at:- http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2017/12/21/94-ukrainian-miners-on-trial-for-union-protest/